Michelle Kunimoto

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Physics and Astronomy
I took a course on exoplanets and astrobiology, which was taught by Dr. Jaymie Matthews. I loved the course so much that when I applied for an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award last summer, I listed Dr. Matthews as my top choice for a research supervisor and “exoplanets” as my main research interest. I’d love to work with NASA or just do research for a while, but I’d also like to do academia eventually.
Research focus
Turning point
Discovered four new planets as an undergraduate student
Inspired by
Star Trek